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Nicodemus

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NICODEMUS

Secretly following this man

Who was stirring this Nation

with incredible healings

and His talk of Salvation…

I was at odds with my brothers

( Pharisees all together )

and we desperately sought,

how this storm we could weather !

The crowds did not heed us

and gathered around Him;

This ‘prophet’ of Galilee

whose life was astounding

My life was in turmoil;

Law and reason had fled,

and my heart was now drawn

To this Rabbi instead.

Though this Council I ruled;

I stayed mostly quiet,

for my brothers were raging

and were almost in riot !

They’d wanted to seize Him

and my guidance did seek,

but I said, “Let’s not judge Him

till we all hear Him speak”

“Nicodemus, you’re just like Him,

are you from the same place ?

Do you grant Him permission

our Laws to replace? “

If only they knew that

in the dead of the night,

I’d sought out this Rabbi ..

My beliefs in full flight !

“I know that your signs

declare you’re from God.

Your feet with His Presence

and Peace have been shod !”

He looked at me gently

and said, “It’s from Men

we are born once in flesh

and must be Born Again “

“Most surely my friend

I’m declaring God’s Plan:

To enter His Kingdom

needs a birth NOT from Man.”

“The Spirit of God

brings birth from Above.

It’s wholly beyond

the designs of Man’s love”

“With new eyes you will see

and with new ears, you’ll hear,

the things of God’s Kingdom

as your heart then draws near.”

“I speak of the things

that the Father has shown.

..You’re a Teacher in Israel,

but know NOT God’s throne ! ”

“The Son came to Save;

NOT to bring Condemnation.

To win by His love;

Eternal Salvation “

“ The Light, it has come.

Forsake shadows and night !

Walk in Newness of Life,

And enjoy REAL birthright ! “

Indeed, I obeyed Him

And witnessed His death

on a cross for our sins:

He’d surrendered His breath.

The last thing I could do

( and it wasn’t so brave )

was anoint His dead body

which we bore to the grave.

A disciple named Joseph

who owned a new tomb

lay Jesus within it

and we left in deep gloom.

Three days later He rose up

Defeating Sin’s Blight

and brought to me memories

of that talk in the night.

Will you now join this family

who are bonded in Love

of our God, who can Birth

Us Again from Above ?

( Based on the Gospel of John: Chapter 3, verses 1-21; Chapter 7, verses 50-52

and Chapter 19, verses 38-42 )

 

Robin was born near to the City of York in England and his forbears are hill farmers.
He was always keen on writing and regularly contributed to local newspapers in his teens, following in the footsteps of his mother and grandfathe; the whole family enjoyed creating poetry. Robin won several awards for creative writing at school
 
He became a Born-Again Christian at seventeen and commenced to evangelise every home in the small town of Blyth, Northumberland, England by means of tracts, which he also distributed to those waiting for the Bingo halls to open. At the same time, he lead his mother, father and grandfather to Christ.
 
He spent some time in Cliff College ( Derbyshire, England ) and in the Faith Mission Training Home and Bible College in Edinburgh, Scotland.  He has shared in leadership in churches in England and Canada and is married to Ruth; a retired nurse. Robin followed careers in the British Civil Service and as an Insurance Broker in Canada.  Robin and Ruth have four children and three grandchildren and live in Newmarket, Ontario, Canada  
 
 Robin currently has a facebook page titled Witness Stand

 

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